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DRM Protected WMA Audio Files?
Convert DRM Protected WMA Audio Files?
Is it possible to "convert" DRM protected WMA files?
Technically, no. In many cases, it is illegal to circumvent Microsoft's
protection in order to convert WMA files protected with Digital
Rights Management (DRM). However, there are many legitimate reasons
for wanting to convert these protected files, and many feel they
should be able to do so. CyberPower Audio Editing Lab,
features a solution for this. It can be used as a DRM Protected
WMA Converter to record DRM protected WMA files
while they are being played in Windows Media Player.
The audio recorder feature can save audio directly to MP3,
unprotected WMA (using any desired profile),
WAV (using any compression codec), OGG,
and more. The audio recorder also includes a recording timer which
enables you to schedule the software to record from the selected
source at a predefined time and stop after a desired duration. Recorded
audio can also be edited after the recording process is complete,
without saving first. You only need to save once after all desired
alterations are complete.
What is DRM?
for Digital Rights Management, a system for protecting
the copyrights of data circulated via the Internet or other digital
media by enabling secure distribution and/or disabling illegal distribution
of the data. Typically, a DRM system protects intellectual property
by either encrypting the data so that it can only be accessed by
authorized users or marking the content with a digital watermark
or similar method so that the content can not be freely distributed.
It's not a perfect solution, of course, since the recording
is real-time, and therefore slower than normal "conversion" for
WMA files. However, as far as we know, this is the only and the
best choice for "converting" DRM protected WMA files.
DRM Protected WMA Conversion Guide
1. Launch CyberPower Audio
Editing Lab. Click "Record" button to choose the
recording sample rate & channel in the pop-up window
and click "OK" to activate audio recorder.
In the "Recording" window, choose a suitable recording
device and sound source. Choose "Stereo Mix" to
record music being played in Windows Media Player.
Adjust the recording volume as needed.
Choose "Mic Volume" if you want to record the sound from
microphone; Choose "Line In" if you want to record the sound from
the multimedia devices connected to your computer; there are more
options like "Phone Line", "Aux Volume", "Video Volume" and "CD
3. When the settings is
done, just hit "Record" to start recording and
you can play the DRM Protected WMA audio file now. Click
"Pause" to stop recording and click "Keep"
to input the recording to the waveform window of audio editor.
Before recording, we suggest you use Record without Silence
to skip recording the silent part at the beginning of a song & record
when there is sound signal detected; or, after recording, you can
select the segment with no sound and click "delete" to remove them.
Also, it would be better if you quit all the programs that may unpredictably
prompt a window & play a reminder sound, which could possibly ruin
4. Now you can edit
the recording to meet your demands and add some cool audio
effects for your audio masterpiece. To save the recording, just
click "Save". You can choose an output format and
specify the output quality.
Once the new file is saved to disk, you can do anything you want
with it, such as burn to CD, use on portable audio
players, etc. CyberPower Audio Editing Lab's audio recorder feature
is very reliable and easy to use. Advanced options are available
for those who want to take advantage of them, though they are completely
optional, making CyberPower Audio Editing Lab the perfect software
for recording WMA files protected with Digital Rights Management
(DRM) for users of any experience level.
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